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Tooth-Colored Fillings – Lakewood, CO

Seamlessly Blend with Any Smile

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If you have a cavity, you’re probably dreading the idea of having to get it filled. You don’t want a noticeable metal filling to give you a permanent gray spot on your tooth. These days, thanks to tooth-colored dental fillings in Denver, you no longer have to worry about that. Dr. Vinnie can heal your cavity with a tooth-colored composite resin material that can seamlessly blend with any smile. These fillings offer several benefits over traditional metal, or amalgam, fillings. Contact us today if you’d rather restore your smile with a filling that will blend right in.

Why Choose Lakewood Complete Dentistry for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Kind, Compassionate, and Gentle Team
  • Perfect for Patients of All Ages
  • Blends Right into Your Smile

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings Over Amalgam

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The most obvious advantage of tooth-colored fillings is in the name – they can be custom shaded to match your existing tooth enamel so that they seamlessly become a part of your smile. No longer do you have to worry about a noticeable metal filling marring your beautiful grin.  

In addition, less of your natural tooth structure needs to be removed to make room for an amalgam filling. This means you don’t have to worry as much about a filling breaking and compromising your tooth.

Finally, tooth-colored dental fillings in Denver can be placed in just one easy appointment that usually takes less than an hour. Metal fillings sometimes take two visits – one to prepare the tooth, and one to place the filling. Composite fillings are much simpler to install.

The Tooth-Colored Fillings Procedure

curing light being used to harden fillings

First, Dr. Vinnie will apply a local anesthetic to the area to make sure it’s nice and numb. Then, he will clean out the decayed areas of the tooth. Next, composite resin (a mixture of glass and plastic particles) is applied in layers to the cavity until the area is completely filled. Then, Dr. Vinnie will use a special curing light to harden the material into place. Finally, he will finish and polish it until the filling looks like a perfectly natural part of your smile.

Understanding the Cost of Tooth-Colored Fillings

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Generally, tooth-colored fillings cost more than amalgam ones. However, your insurance typically covers restorative procedures like fillings up to 50% or even more. It’s best to check with your individual policy provider to determine how much you’ll end up having to pay if you decide to go for a composite filling.

It’s almost impossible to give you an estimate of how much you’ll have to pay for your filling until you come in to visit us for a consultation. There are multiple factors that can influence the price, such as:

  • Where the tooth is located in the mouth
  • The location of the cavity on the tooth
  • Any previous treatment on the tooth
  • How large the cavity is

Either way, it can never hurt to come in for a consultation to see how much a tooth-colored filling would cost you. After all, you can’t put a price on a beautiful, healthy smile!